9/11: How the terror attack changed the world and counterterrorism strategies - BBC Newsnight

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Twenty years ago, on 11 September 2001, Al-Qaeda began four coordinated terrorist attacks on the US, lasting one hour and seventeen minutes.

The world watched as nineteen terrorists crashed four planes - two into the World Trade Centre, one into the Pentagon, the very symbol of American might, and the fourth into a field in Pennsylvania.

To this day, Al-Qaeda’s attack 9/11 remains the deadliest terror attack in history.

It was the audacity of the attack that was so shocking. The idea that in a little over an hour the United States of America - the leader of the free world - could be shown to be utterly vulnerable, not invincible.

That terrible day arguably has impacted every American psyche to this day, the way America sees its place in the world and the way we see America.

Newsnight’s David Grossman reports on how September 11th changed the world and how we can counter the modern face of terrorism.

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💬 Comments on the video

It changed by showing the whole world that you certainly shouldn’t believe everything you hear.

Author — WORK2LIVE 75


Bring the Bush Administration and the Media to justice

Author — Johnny Weslake


The third tower apparently collapsed as if it had just been demolished with explosives and into it's own footprint, apparently the cause was falling, burning debris if you can believe that.

Author — Mobbdeepak McMacaveli Shakoor


Why did you show tower 7 being demolished before it fell remember it vividly so do many other people.

Author — Myammi Rose


I look forward to the BBC’s 2039 20 year covid review on how it all just happened the way the mainstream media said it did...

Author — john alexander


And took the US and her allies into a war of lies.

Author — CockneyCharm


And those responsible still walk free.

Author — Concerned Citizen


20 years and I still don't know how they managed to bring down WTC7.

Author — Gavin Hartley


I don't trust the goverment to protect us they are the ones who put us in this mess

Author — VagrantArtGaming


Yes blanketing everyone as a potential terrorist sure was innovative 😂

Of course our leaders dropping payloads on villages in the middle east was for "the greater good"

Author — Jim Johnson


Immortal Technique said The New World Order was born on September 11th

Author — Costa


“Always eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or bed- no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters in your skull.” BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU -George Orwell

Author — Musa Noah


9/11 wasnt an Al-queda attack though, it was from within

Author — Master E


Saddam, Gaddafi, Bin Laden, Taliban, Isis, even the leaders of Taliban and the now ex Afgan PM. They all have one thing in common.

All connected to the US at some point. These people were funded and found by them

Author — Mr M


20 years since the little brother of Operation Northwoods.

Author — Alkho Lyko


But, how did The BBC prophesied the fall of building 7 though?

Author — KHABIB ** TIME


The likes ratio is positive but the comments are negative against BBC… strange no?

Author — GGlaffite


We now have anti-truth and illusions in place of reality...

Author — Steve Parker


So sad when I remember victims of Iraq and Afghanistan

Author — Loqas Heltner


Let's make it clear that improved airport security makes a marginal to no difference, what makes a difference is protocols on handling ter•sits on airplanes and also improved cabin security.

Author — Emil Jansson